Hawkins’ tragic death sent shockwaves throughout the world. Tributes poured in from fellow musicians, some via social media and others in concert. It seemed that everyone had a story, a memory or an anecdote which connected them to the beloved drummer.
Foo Fighters initially canceled tour plans to focus on mourning, while questions and rumors surrounding Hawkins ran rampant. How could a person who seemed so healthy and full of life suddenly die? Thoughts immediately turned to drugs. Hawkins had, after all, suffered through bouts of addiction, including a near-fatal heroin overdose in 2001.
An initial toxicology report circulated shortly after his death that suggested an overdose was likely, but those findings were never confirmed. Meanwhile, a separate report claimed Hawkins’ heart "weighed double that of men his age," which also could have contributed to his death.
Announcement of Hawkins Replacement is exspected soon